Writing In, Writing Out – Historicizing Agency, Mobility and Positionality

Minority Seminar 2019: Writing In, Writing Out – Historicizing Agency, Mobility and Positionality

The annual seminar of the Åbo Akademi University minority research profile will explore histories and historiographies of minority positions. It will trace practices of exclusion and inclusion, agency and mobility through archives and the materialities of class, race, body, gender and religion. How, what and whose stories are being told and untold – and by whom? How can they be told otherwise?

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SEMINAR PROGRAM 25.4.2019

Place: Stora auditoriet, ASA-building, Åbo Akademi University, Fänriksgatan 3, Åbo/Turku.

9:30–10 Registration and coffee
10:00–10:15 Opening of seminar

10:15–11 Milinda Banerjee (LMU Munich), Minority Questions, Subaltern Fragments, and Political Theologies: Eastern Indian Optics on Community and Class

Short break

11:05–11:50 Mona Oraby (Amherst College), Regulating Difference: Religion, Bureaucracy, and the Law

Lunch

13:00–13:45 Dorottya Szikra (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Inclusionary and Exclusionary Processes in Pre-war Hungarian Family Policies: Ethnicity and Class Revisited

13:50–14:35 Daniel Blackie (University of Oulu), Disability and Identity in Victorian Britain

Coffee break

14:50–15:35 Miika Tervonen (University of Helsinki), Whitewashed History? Minorities and National Gaze in Finnish Historiography

15:40–16:25 Gunlög Fur (Linnaeus University), Challenging Agency and Masculinity? Indigenous People and National Historiography

Closing of seminar